Kosmas L. Tsakmakidis

Quantum Condensed Matter Photonics @ NKUA

Selected publications

  1. G. D. Kolezas, G. P. Zouros, and K. L. Tsakmakidis, "Engineering subwavelength nanoantennas in the visible by employing resonant anisotropic nanospheroids," IEEE J. Sel. Topics Quant. Electron. 25, 4700912 (2019). [PDF]
  2. E. Mohammadi, K. L. Tsakmakidis, F. Sohrabi, A. Tavakoli, and P. Dehkhoda, "Gain enhancement of circular waveguide antennas using near-zero index metamaterials," Microwave Opt. Technol. Lett. 61, 1617 (2019). [PDF]
  3. E. Mohammadi, K. L. Tsakmakidis, A. N. Askarpour, P. Dehkhoda, A. Tavakoli, and H. Altug, “Nanophotonic platforms for enhanced chiral sensing,” ACS Photonics 5, 2669–2675 (2018). [PDF]
  4. E. Mohammadi, F. A. Namin, K. L. Tsakmakidis, F. Sohrabi, P. Dehkhoda, and A. Tavakoli, “Tunable polarization-sensitive optical nanoswitches based on spheroidal core-shell nanoparticles,” J. Opt. 20, 085004 (2018). [PDF]
  5. K. L. Tsakmakidis, P. K. Jha, Y.-L. Xu, and X. Zhang, "Quantum-coherence driven self-organized criticality and nonequilibrium light localization", Science Advances 4, eaaq0465 (2018). [PDF]
  6. K. L. Tsakmakidis*, O. Hess, R. W. Boyd, and X. Zhang*, "Ultraslow waves on the nanoscale", Science 358, eaan5196 (2017). {*corresponding author} [PDF]
  7. K. L. Tsakmakidis*, L. Shen, S. Schulz, X. Zheng, J. Upham, X. Deng, H. Altug, A. F. Vakakis, and R. W. Boyd*, "Breaking Lorentz reciprocity to overcome the time-bandwidth limit in physics and engineering", Science 356, 1260 (2017). {*corresponding author} [PDF]
  8. K. L. Tsakmakidis, R. W. Boyd, E. Yablonovitch, and X. Zhang, "Large spontaneous-emission enhancements in metallic nanostructures: towards LEDs faster than lasers", Opt. Express 24, 17916-17927 (2016). [PDF]
  9. K. L. Tsakmakidis, T. W. Pickering, J. M. Hamm, A. F. Page, and O. Hess, "Completely stopped and dispersionless light in plasmonic waveguides", Phys. Rev. Lett. 112, 167401 (2014) ['Focus' story in APS Physics 7, 44 (2014)]. [PDF]
  10. O. Hess and K. L. Tsakmakidis, "Metamaterials with quantum gain", Science 339, 654 (2013). [PDF]
  11. O. Hess, J. B. Pendry, S. A. Maier, R. F. Oulton, J. M. Hamm, and K. L. Tsakmakidis, "Active nanoplasmonic metamaterials", Nature Materials 11, 573 (2012). [PDF]
  12. S. Wuestner, J. M. Hamm, A. Pusch, F. Renn, K. L. Tsakmakidis, and O. Hess, "Control and dynamic competition of bright and dark lasing states in active nanoplasmonic metamaterials", Phys. Rev. B 85, 201406(R) (2012). [PDF]
  13. K. L. Tsakmakidis and O. Hess, "Extreme control of light in metamaterials: Complete and loss-free stopping of light", Physica B: Condensed Matter 407, 4066 (2012); (special issue in honour of Professor C. M. Soukoulis' 60th birthday). [PDF]
  14. S. Wuestner, A. Pusch, J. M. Hamm, K. L. Tsakmakidis, and O. Hess, "Dynamics of amplification in a nanoplasmonic metamaterials", Appl. Phys. A (2012); DOI: 10.1007/s00339-012-6784-y (invited). [PDF]
  15. A. Pusch, S. Wuestner, J. M. Hamm, K. L. Tsakmakidis, and O. Hess, "Coherent amplification and noise in gain-enhanced nanoplasmonic metamaterials: A Maxwell-Bloch Langevin approach", ACS Nano 6, 2420 (2012). [PDF]
  16. S. Wuestner, A. Pusch, K. L. Tsakmakidis, J. M. Hamm, and O. Hess, "Comment on 'Spaser action, loss compensation, and stability in plasmonic systems with gain'", Phys. Rev. Lett. 107, 259701 (2011). [PDF]
  17. J. M. Hamm, S. Wuestner, K. L. Tsakmakidis, and O. Hess, "Theory of light amplification in active fishnet metamaterials", Phys. Rev. Lett. 107, 167405 (2011). [PDF]
  18. K. L. Tsakmakidis and O. Hess, "Der gefrorene Regenbogen" ("The trapped rainbow"), Physik Journal 7, 25 (2011) (invited). [PDF]
  19. E. I. Kirby, J. M. Hamm, T. W. Pickering, K. L. Tsakmakidis, and O. Hess, "Evanescent gain for slow and stopped light in negative refractive index heterostructures", Phys. Rev. B 84, 041103(R) (2011). [PDF]
  20. S. Wuestner, A. Pusch, K. L. Tsakmakidis, J. M. Hamm, and O. Hess, "Gain and plasmon dynamics in active negative-index metamaterials", Phil. Trans. Royal Soc. A 369, 3525 (2011). [PDF]
  21. M. S. Wartak, K. L. Tsakmakidis, and O. Hess, "Introduction to metamaterials", Physics in Canada 67, 30 (2011) (feature article). [PDF]
  22. O. Hess and K. L. Tsakmakidis, "Trapped rainbow storage of light in metamaterials", Advances in Science and Technology 75, 256 (2010). [PDF]
  23. S. Wuestner, A. Pusch, K. L. Tsakmakidis, J. M. Hamm, and O. Hess, "Overcoming losses with gain in a negative refractive index metamaterial", Phys. Rev. Lett. 105, 127401 (2010). [PDF]
  24. K. L. Tsakmakidis, M. Wartak, J. J. H. Cook, J. M. Hamm, and O. Hess, "Negative-permeability electromagnetically induced transparent and magnetically active metamaterials", Phys. Rev. B 81, 195128 (2010). {also highlighted in Phys. Rev. B Kaleidoscope Images May 2010} [PDF]
  25. D. P. Aryal, K. L. Tsakmakidis, and O. Hess, "Complete bandgap switching in photonic opals", New J. Phys. 11, 073011 (2009). [PDF]
  26. J. J. H. Cook, K. L. Tsakmakidis, and O. Hess, "Ultralow-loss optical diamagnetism in silver nanoforests", J. Opt. A: Pure Appl. Opt. 11, 114026 (2009). [PDF]
  27. E. I. Kirby, J. M. Hamm, K. L. Tsakmakidis, and O. Hess, "FDTD analysis of slow light propagation in negative-refractive-index waveguides", J. Opt. A: Pure Appl. Opt. 11, 114027 (2009). {also selected as one of Journal of Optics Highlights of the year 2009} [PDF]
  28. K. L. Tsakmakidis, A. D. Boardman, and O. Hess, "Can light be stopped in realistic metamaterials?", Nature (London) 455, pp. E11-E12 (2008). [PDF]
  29. O. Hess and K. L. Tsakmakidis, "Stopping light in metamaterials: the trapped rainbow", SPIE Newsroom (Nanotechnology), DOI: 10.1117/2.1200806.1163 (2008) (invited). [PDF]
  30. K. L. Tsakmakidis and O. Hess, "Optics: Watch your back", Nature (London) 451, 27 (2008) (invited). [PDF]
  31. D. P. Aryal, K. L. Tsakmakidis, C. Jamois, and O. Hess, "Complete and robust bandgap switching in double-inverse-opal photonic crystals", Appl. Phys. Lett. 92, 011109 (2008), and Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology 17 (2), 14th Jan., 2008. [PDF]
  32. K. L. Tsakmakidis, A. D. Boardman, and O. Hess, "'Trapped rainbow' storage of light in metamaterials", Nature (London) 450, 397 (2007). [PDF]
  33. F. Y. Gardes, K. L. Tsakmakidis, D. Thompson, G. T. Reed, G. Z. Mashanovich, O. Hess, and D. Avitabile, "Micrometer size polarisation independent depletion-type photonic modulator in Silicon On Insulator", Opt. Express 15, 5879 (2007). [PDF]
  34. K. L. Tsakmakidis, A. Klaedtke, C. Jamois, D. P. Aryal, and O. Hess, "Single-mode operation in the slow-light regime using oscillatory waves in generalized left-handed heterostructures", Appl. Phys. Lett. 89, 201103 (2006). [PDF]
  35. K. L. Tsakmakidis, B. Weiss, and O. Hess, "Full-wave electromagnetic modelling of an InP/InGaAs travelling-wave heterojunction phototransistor", J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 39, 1805 (2006). [PDF]
  36. K. L. Tsakmakidis, C. Hermann, A. Klaedtke, C. Jamois, and Ortwin Hess, "Surface plasmon polaritons in generalized slab heterostructures with negative permittivity and permeability", Phys. Rev. B 73, 085104 (2006). [PDF]
  37. K. L. Tsakmakidis, C. Hermann, A. Klaedtke, C. Jamois, and O. Hess, "Systematic modal analysis of 3D dielectric waveguides using conventional and high accuracy nonstandard FDTD algorithms", IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17, 2598 (2005). [PDF]
  38. K. L. Tsakmakidis, L. Gomez-Rojas, I. D. Robertson, O. Hess, P. A. Houston, and B. Weiss, "FDTD modelling of velocity mismatch in travelling-wave heterojunction phototransistor", Electron. Lett. 40, 452 (2004). [PDF]